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Celebrate with (paper) Cake & a Donut Card!


With celebration in the air, I felt like really spoiling my dear friend! It was her birthday yesterday & I wanted to make an extra effort to make her feel special. I had bought her a necklace & earring set but needed a gift box & card, so set about to create one that was guaranteed to cause a ‘WOW!’ reaction. Now… there are traditional gift boxes…and then there are one-of-a-kind ‘gift boxes’. Today I am going to show you how to make one of the one-of-a-kind variety using the fabulous Joy Parade collection.

I hope you love it as much as my friend did!

Celebrate with (Paper) Cake & a Donut card by Kim Watson


You will need the following:

  • Patterned papers
  • Brag cards
  • Ephemera
  • Puffy Stickers
  • Die cut bow
  • Variety metal dies
  • Box template printed & cut out.
  • Hot glue

Celebrate with (Paper) Cake by Kim Watson


  • Start with your box template, cut it out of plain pink paper. Joy Parade is so versatile having plain papers on the backs.
  • Using the triangle section, cut a separate piece using the sprinkles paper for the top of the cake. (No cake would look right without frosting & sprinkles LOL.)
  • Next attach a darker pink strip of paper to the middle of the cake slice to resemble the jelly layer.
  • Cut x3 squares of different patterned paper & mark out some ‘roll & twist rose’ shapes. Cut them out & secure with hot glue.
  • Cut a paper straw to size & make a paper flame, creating a faux candle.
  • Layer the roses, die-cut doilies, ‘candle’, tag and other little embellishments in a little cluster on top of the cake slice.
  • Fill box with a special gift.

Donut card by Kim Watson



  • Using the cork paper, cut a donut shape. Trace the top half of the shape onto pink patterned paper to resemble frosting. Use a marker to add blue sprinkles, as well as arms, legs & a face.
  • Adhere the party hat ephemera piece.
  • Decorate with puffy stickers and other sentiment pieces to finish.

BONUS Box template:



Download Paper Cake Slice Template Here>>

I love that with a little creativity, this collection can be used to make both sophisticated items like the box & fun, playful items like the card. It is worth grabbing, because each & every item is fabulous!! I can’t wait to see what you create with them. Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Joy ParadeMillie & June


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With summer in the air & parties being planned, I have some cute ideas you might want to try using the uber fun & oh-so-girly collection, Millie & June.

You’re Invited party set by Kim Watson 

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I created these items for a friend’s little girl turning 12 years old. There are invites, thank-you tags, decorated straws & a rosette for the birthday girl. Let me show you the individual items.

Decorative Straws by Kim Watson 

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Using the Millie & June Paper Bow set, I decorated paper straws. They are so simple to use…all you need to do is remove them from the packaging & glue them together. Hot glue attached them to the paper straws making them secure enough to handle the festivities.

Birthday Invite by Kim Watson 

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The actual invite is made from layered patterned paper & a vellum pennant. Puffy decorative stickers, puffy apha stickers & ephemera was everything I needed to put the invites together. Using the ‘to & from’ journal spots I added the party date & other information.

Thank-you tag by Kim Watson 

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I made these tags to attach to appreciation gifts. I used the cupcake tags to write ‘to & from’, making sure to remember all the guests. The decorative puffy stickers, puffy sticker alphas & ephemera make these little tags so pretty to look at, attached to their respective gifts.

Rosette for the birthday girl by Kim Watson 

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To create this 3D rosette, I used the rosette ephemera and added layers to it. Die cut pinked circles, attached with foam squares, creates super dimension to this piece. Extra pennants from patterned paper, vellum & glitter washi tape add the finishing touches. Bethany is going to feel extra special wearing this on her special day!

So we are all set…Bethany has no idea what is planned for her special day. Inspired by Millie & June color scheme, we have made sure the party decor & even her cake will co-ordinate perfectly. I hope this has inspired you. Thank you for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collection used: Millie & June



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Wrap Star: Birthday Presents


Hello Friends! Yuki here today to share fun gift wrap ideas using the Fancy Pants Designs collections with you.


We have two birthday guys in our family during the upcoming week. I enjoyed wrapping their gifts with beautiful papers from Fancy Pants Designs. I love the rich texture on these papers and it’s perfect for the gift wrap for your precious one.


This pretty gift wrap is for my youngest daughter. I chose the pink paper which she likes from the Flutter collection. I added the Burlap Bow, Button Mix, and Confetti. Those soft colors and feminine touch will be her favorite.


I made those small tags with the sentiment from patterned papers and tied them on the top of the gift.


This is masculine type of gift wrap. I picked the blue paper from the Making Waves collection and the beige from the Flutter collection.


There are no ribbons and flowers and it’s so simple. I’ve just added pleated paper and Gold Foil paper.


It’s really easy to create your own gift wrap style with the Fancy Pants Designs products!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember to share your inspired projects using Fancy Pants Designs products on our Facebook page!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Making WavesFlutter


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Let’s party: On a budget!


Celebrating birthdays is an important thing in our home. It doesn’t necessarily means large expense…but definitely means big effort is put into making everyone feel hugely special. I decided to use that principle when creating this page about our daughters birthday. I set about designing a page full of interest without fancy cutting machines, or over the top scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at how I did it.

Celebrate 11yrs by Kim Watson

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Using plain colored paper as the background gave my page a strong grounding, especially with the variety of different patterns used to make my birthday-themed, hand-made page accents.

@fancypantsdsgns @KimWatson #summersun #birthdaycrafting #scrapbooking Let’s start with the balloons:

  1. Select x4 different papers.
  2. Hand cut them into balloon shapes, they don’t have to be works of art :) Anything similar will work just fine, as they are layered into a grouping.
  3. Cut a little white crescent shape for the hi-lights.
  4. Tie a length of twine onto the bottom of each balloon.
  5. Layer into a group using pop dots & tie the strings together at the  bottom.
  6. Add a little paper bow to cover the know & hide the adhesive.

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Now the little party hats:

  1. Cut x2 striped triangle shapes.
  2. Using a scalloped edge punch, make some little decorative strips as trim for the bottom of the hats.
  3. Use a few shapes from the ephemera pack to decorate.
  4. Adhere to the page using pop dots for dimension.

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And lastly the little birthday cake:

  1. Taking a few patterned paper scraps, cut x3 layers for the cake.
  2. Add some white scallops to emulate frosting.
  3. Attach to the tag & add stickers numerals.
  4. Using pop dots, adhere to the page, push dressmaking pins into the foam dots underneath, acting as candles.

Now that your accents are all made, assemble your page. A few scattered sequins add festive sparkle…and don’t forget some journaling & stitching to finish. I am so pleased with the result & even more pleased that even when creating a page on a budget, it doesn’t have to end up looking plain. I hope you have found this post inspiring!

Fancy pants Designs collections used: Summer Sun, Office Suite


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It’s My Party: Treat Bags


Hello Fancy Pants Designs friends! Today Yuki here to share fun party projects with you.


I created those cute treat bags using the Office Suite collection. I prepared these bags for the souvenirs of the girls’ party. The sweet colors in this collection are perfect for the tiny party bags for the little ladies.



I made a small tag for each and tied it to the handle of the bag. I added cute items from the Ephemera Pack, Flair, Labels Pack, Insta Pack, Alphabet Pack, and confetti to the tags.




I chose the letter for the initial of the girls from the Alphabet Pack in the Flutter collection.

I really love those cute scrabble pieces!


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Office SuiteFlutter and Artist Edition


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July 4th Celebration!


Hello!  It’s been a little while since I’ve been the “blogger” of the day…our team has been doing such a fantastic job that I’ve been watching from behind the scenes, soaking it all in!  But, I’m super excited to be here celebrating the US of A’s birthday!!!  I feel blessed to live in a free land and to have the opportunities I have!  Today I’m sharing a pretty little celebration piece for the 4th of July holiday in America!


So, I had this fun wood bracket piece that I picked up from The Wood Connection to add to a decor shelf in my house!  I painted it white and added a few gray stripes.  Then, I painted a vintage clip gold and nailed it to the board!  My plan is to have a different printable or design put out each month for fresh decor to celebrate the season ~ or as needed–maybe to celebrate a birthday, etc.!


My decor for July includes an adorable printable that I downloaded from The 36th Avenue ~ have you see this site?’s simply fabulous-go download this freebie ASAP {she has some more printable to coordinate for party time}–mine will stay up all through July!  I just loved the look of this so I printed it off right away and gathered some fun goodies to deck it out a bit!  I seem to like to add lots of texture and stuff to my pieces…but, really, this piece can stand alone if you like!!  I found a couple of vintage pieces~the ‘country’ flash card and the ‘4’ card.  Next, I incorporated some old and new Fancy Pants Designs products to give it some pop!



I took the red and white stripes paper from our NEW Making Waves collection and folded it accordion-style and stitched it down… kind of like a rippling flag!  Next, I added some texture with the cork stars, along with some cool tags (Red dotted and Navy Flocked~also from our Making Waves collection)! Last, I added some of our “OLD” red glitter chipboard alphas for the “OuR” portion of the title!  I’m thinking that red glitter really added the needed sparkle for the design…don’t you think?!  And here it is on the wall!!!!




It literally only took a few minutes!  And don’t you just LOVE the other decor pieces…. much of it is from a fun decor kit that I purchased from another fabulous place called Tada Home Decor last summer!  You know…sometimes we can’t create it all so we rely on other crafty friends to help us out!  I think it all came together quite nicely!  I hope that you all have a fancy FOURTH OF JULY ~ in the USA or elsewhere in this wonderful world!



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